Exeter College was founded in 1314 by the Bishop of Exeter, Walter de Stapledon. It was originally set up as a school to teach clergymen. The college motto is 'Floreat Exon' - Let Exeter Flourish.
Exeter College can be found on Turl Street along with Lincoln College and Jesus College. On Broad Street part of the college is sandwiched between The Museum of the History of Science and Blackwell's Art & Poster shop. It also has a presence in Jericho.
The Cohen Quad opened in 2017 on the site of the former Ruskin College in Jericho. This is the first time Exeter College has expanded since the 14th century. The quad provides student accommodation, study and teaching areas.
Cohen Quad in Jericho
George Gilbert Scott, as well as designing The Martyrs Memorial, also designed Exeter Chapel.
Filming for Philip Pullman's 'Golden Compass' took place on Exeter college grounds. The fictional Jordan College which appears in His Dark Materials trilogy is actually based on Exeter College.